Is private education good for society? | The Economist

Is private education good for society? | The Economist

27 thoughts on “Is private education good for society? | The Economist

  1. Is giving brainless cousin marrying dickheads 40k a year education so they can get all the good jobs thro corruption a good thing?
    Especially when they ensure a S African style social apartheid is in place to see the 94% of the population in state schools all get rubbish jobs.

    The Economist is a gutter rag written by vile and evil cockroaches.
    Private schools should be closed down and demolished. Discriminating against the 94% of us from state schools should be an automatically jailable hate crime. Its obscene to see these upper class muppet toffs running PLCs via the corrupt old boy network when they haven't got the brains to sweep dogshxx off the pavement.

  2. Utterly evil people promoting the obscenity and the brazen bigotry and corruption of private schools.
    These people deserve have karma to give them a good slap.

  3. Absolute gutter "journalism".

    "Emma Duncan, our social policy editor, explains why governments should embrace the private sector's rise".

    The Economist is the EPITOMY of greed, lies, deception and all things evil.
    They suck the dicks of cheap immigrant labour. But when it comes to a fair deal for the indigeneous masses they promote filth and lies like this.

    Its the scum from private schools who do their level best to destroy state schools througjh MASSIVE underfunding eg 4k a year vs 40k a year at their own toff ridden cesspools.

    One day, I hope Emma Duncan and her vile friends are in need of someone with talent, someone who got to their job on merit – I am thinking doctor or someone. It would be funny if the doctor who saw her wasn't someone who got there by talent eg someone from a state school. It would be funny if it was one of her vile toff friends who got their thro an obscenely expensive education and the corruption of the old boy network. It would be hilarious if this toff(like most toffs) was utterly clueless and fouled up her treatment resulting in her death. That would truly be poetic justice.

  4. I hope private school continues because the leftists agenda and shitty education is what public school has become. Lenin said “give me one generation of your children for 5 years & he will be mine forever”…. it’s already happened in certain places in Europe & in the leftist US areas. Private school will NOT go away but grow as a resistance to the BS agenda of global communism in the false name of “peace & justice”

  5. How does it better schooling? The issue we’re having in developing countries is the real value of our education. Both public and private schools have students receiving.mediocre schooling. The only difference is with most private schools it’s a pay to play game where snowplow parents can bid for the highest ticket for there kids to be in a school that will give them more of an advantage for hiring or entering prestigious universities regardless of the actual competitive capabilities they may have in relation with their peers and public school students. If anything nowadays the online material anyone can find from small tuition courses (that lower to middle class kids could afford) or just flat out get for free online is WAY BETTER schooling than any public or private school would ever teach. This lowers inequality and makes knowledge easily accessible for everyone not just the privileged like you state it’s doing. We can follow from those that actually lead and not from those who hold false leadership positions.

  6. Screw that, Finland model is the best model. Private school should be banned. Once you force the rich people to go to public schools, there's finally enough pressure on the government to reform and enhance the public education and consequently fix the education for entire masses instead of just for the kids of rich and in some way privileged parents

  7. As a south korean, whose country has been struggling with educations ever after the Korean war, private school has more value to parents than public school, because korea has a exam system that nobody can solve without private schooling.

  8. I think culture plays a large role in this, country culture and society. You can’t, and shouldn’t, tell everyone else how they should live, but you can try to take control of that for your own family. Even if your public school is safe, with nice teachers and good classes, your child is still being ‘raised’ by this environment more than by with you and your values as a parent of this child, and what a good perspective and direction means for your family. I think that private schools, ‘part schools’ (where athletes and artists get their own classes at certain times with the peers they study their craft with, but inside of a public school building. We had this in my city) and homeschooling programs and private classes are really important to give kids and parents choice, in the kind of way their child spends a lot of their time, what environment that is in. I do think that the government should offer parents who choose this option an ability to apply for partial funding. That said, it is mandatory to invest more in public systems, many people like them and need them, I certainly liked it when I was there, it was a really great school. I think leaving the private sector for rich investors should free up the government for public school investment. 😉 these school types serve different roles; public schools are for people who want an easy going; multi culture vibe, and free education. Private schooling are usually of interest to families of kids living usually specific subject centred lives (like religious, arts oriented, sports, sciences, etc) and they both have their place and need to be invested in.

  9. The problem is that since (in the UK at least) so many of the people in power attended private schools, people often don't feel like they will make the state school system a priority ://

  10. What if we had all the best classes and teacher in video format ?
    I think we need the best classes, presentations and lectures free and open on the Internet, so that learning would be more simple and more fun.

  11. What are the practical differences in education between elite and poor schools?
    Is there some elite or special knowledge reserved for the expensive schools and forbidden to the poor ones?

  12. So, inequality is a "price worth paying for the liberty, the resources, for the better brains, for the innovation, for the quality of education, and the breadth of education that you get". Except, only the wealthy families of the world are really getting these benefits in full. That's what INEQUALITY means. What's the point then? Inequality is justified because wealthy people benefit from it? Education should provide EVERYONE with more liberty, resources, etc. Wealthy families have advantages as in, being wealthy in the first place. Why give them more advantages at the expense of others?

  13. Freemarket education is the only way to go. Govt doesn't have to get their greedy corrupt hands in every aspect of our lives. Otherwise, we might as well become a totalitarian society.

  14. Private schools are bloosming in China. Many excellent teachers in public schools are now employed in private schools because those schools offer better pay. But there's rumor that the government is going to restrict the growth of private education soon.

  15. I also think the technicality of creating content of the economist has waned. Previously videos had lots of graphics and voice in background. That was good idea

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